Mission: To advance research on the processes and effects of communication and informatics across the cancer control continuum.
Scientific Priorities: HCIRB is dedicated to advancing the research and development of communications and technology infrastructure that increases access to and use of cancer information, improves consumer understanding of cancer information, enhances patient-provider interaction, and translates research discoveries into clinical and public health practice.
HCIRB’s research priorities include:
- Communication Science Research
- Improve the interface between science, media, journalism, and clinical care
- Raise cancer control awareness and knowledge by improving access to and understanding of cancer information
- Investigate the impact of the changing media and journalism environment on knowledge and attitudes towards cancer prevention and control
- Evaluate communication processes for patient-centered care
- Technology-Mediated Communication Research
- Support the adoption of innovative, evidence-based, multi-level interventions through emerging technologies and communication platforms including the web, mobile, and social media
- Improve cancer-related communication and care coordination for patients and caregivers
- Encourage research and translation of evidence-based innovations in communication and health information technology (HIT) for cancer control